Welcome to Summer – Whether you like it or not !
I am not really a grouch but on every single friends Facebook page or Instagram account all I see are post about summer and how wonderful it is. I know the next statement might be close to anarchy but honestly I don’t really like summer – so there I said it. I mean it is so crazy hot that half the time I don’t know if it is just another hot flash or the AC acting up; and lets not even mention the insane clothing advertisers that try to convince me that an almost 50 year old woman looks good in a baby doll dress with spaghetti straps – really – seriously – are they just nuts !
I will admit it is nice to meet one of my sisters at the neighborhood swimming pool after work to cool down and play with her young children to catch up on life with her. However, in a neighborhood as big as ours I always see women at the pool that must be struggling financially, as that must be only reason their bathing suit is made of less than 1 yard of fabric – right – sigh…..
Although I joke about some of the craziness of summer I know that many of us are about to enter into a season that we have to survive. Over night we are expected to run an all day day care center for our children or grandchildren with zero time for ourselves and zero help from anyone else. It is not that we do not love our children & grandchildren – we do – but it seems that for some reason if we are honest about the stress it causes us we are labeled as unloving or uncaring, which is a lie.
I just want to let you know that as always – this too shall pass. We will all take it one day at a time and don’t forget to try and enjoy yourself, take lots of pictures of those little ones you will blink and they will be graduating high school and you will wonder where the time went. Try not to just survive the summer but thrive!